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Issue 04
August 2020
Youth and Skills Development
Building Blocks for Better Communities
Inside this Edition
6 Aug 2020
Health and COVID-19
Sports for a Stronger ASEAN: Footballers urge fans to stay healthy and active

The COVID-19 pandemic has put sporting events on hold. Stadiums and football fields are empty, but for ASEAN, promoting sports development and healthy lifestyles will not stop.

6 Aug 2020
Education, Labour and Future of Work
Preparing ASEAN’s Youth for the Labour Market

Transitioning from school to work is an important stage in a young person’s life. Matching what young people learn at school with the skills employers need helps youth to transition more quickly and into a better job. Increasing the share of training taking place in companies can help to strengthen the matching of skills, facilitate the integration of youth into the labour market, and prepare ASEAN’s economy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

6 Aug 2020
Education, Labour and Future of Work, Youth
Building Globally Competitive ASEAN Universities and Students through the SHARE Scholarship

Breathing life into ASEAN’s intersecting commitments on higher education and the youth is an overwhelming task, but thankfully, ASEAN has found a partner in the European Union.

6 Aug 2020
Labour and Future of Work, Youth
Higher Education for a Competitive ASEAN Workforce

Higher education plays a vital role in developing a highly-skilled workforce.

6 Aug 2020
ASEAN Identity and Community Building, Youth
What is the ASEAN Youth Development Index?

The ASEAN Youth Development Index (YDI) is a tool designed to keep track of the level of development and wellbeing of the region’s youth in the following domains: education; health and well-being; employment and opportunity; participation and engagement; and ASEAN awareness, values, and identity. Each domain is composed of several indicators or measures. The data for these indicators were obtained from international sources, such as the World Health Organization, Gallup World Poll, and UNESCO. The first YDI was published in 2017.

The YDI is a score that ranges from 0 to 1, with 0 as the lowest and 1 as the highest level of youth development. It is computed by combining the indicators from all of the domains of youth development.

6 Aug 2020
Education, Labour and Future of Work
Skilled Youth Today, Stronger ASEAN Tomorrow

There was a time when job ads were a lot shorter. Those ads would not take up more than three or four lines in a newspaper, and typically sought candidates with “a pleasing personality.”